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Endoscopic coagulation of sphenopalatine artery for posterior epistaxis.
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PMID:  12953724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience of endoscopic electrocoagulation of sphenopalatine artery for persistent posterior epistaxis despite conservative measures. METHODS: Seven endoscopic electrocoagulation of sphenopalatine artery was done for four patients from early 2001 till the present for recalcitrant epistaxis despite conservative treatment. The basic principle of this surgical method is to identify the sphenopalatine artery via endonasal endoscopy and to electrocoagulate the vessel. RESULTS: Seven procedures were carried out in four patients. Endoscopic coagulation of sphenopalatine artery was carried out unilaterally in one patient and bilaterally in three patients. The artery was identified in all cases with successful postoperative results. CONCLUSION: This method is an effective surgical technique for persistent posterior epistaxis with low morbidity.
N Prepageran; Gopala Krishnan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-04     Completed Date:  2003-10-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Malaya Medical Center, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Epistaxis / therapy*
Hemostasis, Endoscopic* / methods
Nasal Cavity / blood supply*
Nasopharynx / blood supply*
Retrospective Studies

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